The Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) has been awarded a grant of £500 from the THE HAMPSHIRE & IOW MASONIC GRAND CHARITY (Tom Langton Fund) and this will be matched by a donation of £230 from Hamtun Lodge.

CLAPA is the only UK-wide voluntary organisation specifically helping those with, and affected by, cleft lip and palate and was set up in 1979 as a partnership between parents and health professionals. It provides support for new parents, and for people with the condition and their families, from infancy through to adulthood. Based in London it has a network of branches, all run by volunteers, and many other regional contacts in the United Kingdom, all committed to providing the support needed by families affected by cleft lip and/or palate.